Post-H(uman) index? Politics, metrics, and agency in the accelerated academy

November 30th Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge Organised by Jana Bacevic, Mark Carrigan and Filip Vostal Keynote: Liberalism Must Be Defeated: The Obsolescence of Bourgeois Theory in the Anthropocene by Gary Hall, Director of Centre for Postdigital Cultures at Coventry University, UK. The conference seeks to conceptualise change in contemporary knowledge production in a way … Continue reading Post-H(uman) index? Politics, metrics, and agency in the accelerated academy

Workshop: Social Media and #USSStrikes

The unprecedented wave of strike action across UK universities earlier in 2018 raises many questions for the sociology of higher education. To what extent was the strike part of a wider set of mobilisations against austerity, on the one hand, and the workings out of neoliberal policies shaping public institutions, on the other? What were … Continue reading Workshop: Social Media and #USSStrikes

The Foundations of British Sociology

This workshop co-organised by Mark Carrigan might be of interest to some of our followers. It intends to raise awareness of the Foundations of British Sociology archive maintained by Keele University. This remarkable resource collects a diverse array of materials from the 1880s to the 1950s, gifted to the university when the Institute of Sociology was dissolved in … Continue reading The Foundations of British Sociology

Publishing in an age of social media

These slides are from a workshop which Mark Carrigan ran with Sara Baker at the Faculty of Education in July 2018. The workshop explored how scholarly publishing is changing with the emergence of social media and helped participants develop strategies for linking established and emerging publications together. https://www.slideshare.net/markcarrigan/publishing-in-an-age-of-social-media/markcarrigan/publishing-in-an-age-of-social-media

Why we shouldn’t take social media metrics too seriously

By Mark Carrigan In the last year, I’ve become increasingly preoccupied by why we shouldn’t take social media metrics too seriously. In part, this preoccupation is analytical because following this thread has proven to be a useful way to move from my past focus on individual users of social media to a more expansive sociological account of platforms. The lifecycle … Continue reading Why we shouldn’t take social media metrics too seriously

An experimental project working towards the meta-conference

By Mark Carrigan This post is a short overview of the live blogging project Pat Thomson and myself initiated at The Sociological Review’s Undisciplining conference last week. This was a participatory project which invited twelve conference attendees (and one participating remotely) to blog about their experiences as they made their way through this three day event. There … Continue reading An experimental project working towards the meta-conference

Knowledge production outside the university at #undisciplining

By Mark Carrigan I'm writing this from the Undisciplining conference, an event I've contributed to the organisation of as part of my role at The Sociological Review Foundation. An event is about to start organised by my CPGJ colleague and collaborator, Jana Bacevic, prepared through an initial blog post on this website. Her session on thinking knowledge … Continue reading Knowledge production outside the university at #undisciplining